Renewable energy firms facing talent exodus to fossil fuel sector

15th February 2023


Fossil fuel companies are enticing huge numbers of workers away from renewable energy firms with the promise of high salaries and perks, a new global study has uncovered.

After surveying 10,000 energy professionals of 149 different nationalities, the researchers found that 87% of renewables professionals would consider leaving their current role, and 51 % would move to

Continue reading this with an IEMA membership

Already a Member?
Forgotten number?
Join now & unlock access to
  • News, analysis & innovation from our sector
  • IEMA webinars, podcasts and publications
  • Training and career opportunities
  • Unprecedented industry networking

Start your IEMA journey today!

Join now

Click here to get help or call +44(0)1522 540069


Transform articles

EU able to replace Russian gas with green energy by 2028

Green technologies can replace Russian natural gas by 2028, according to a study by the University of Oxford.

31st May 2023

Read more

Hundreds of thousands of households connected to heat networks – which is particularly common in social housing – could soon see their energy bills more than double, research suggests.

25th May 2023

Read more

National interests and the risk of a technology arms race are the greatest barriers to orderly, clean, and just green transitions, a poll of more than 700 energy leaders suggests.

11th May 2023

Read more

Blending hydrogen into the UK's gas grid could lead to a sharp rise in consumer energy bills and only a relatively small reduction in emissions, a coalition of green groups has warned.

13th April 2023

Read more

World-renowned urban designer and town planner Dr Wei Yang tells Chris Seekings how we can design our cities so that they are more sustainable and inclusive for future generations

30th March 2023

Read more

Jeremy Hunt unveiled a raft of environmental commitments during his first budget this afternoon, including huge boosts for nuclear energy and carbon capture and storage (CCS).

15th March 2023

Read more

A huge amount of agricultural land or renewable electricity would be required to produce the sustainable fuel needed to deliver net-zero emissions for the UK’s aviation sector.

3rd March 2023

Read more

The UK government has still not spent one-third of the funding pledged to make buildings energy efficient and decarbonise heat, new analysis has revealed.

28th February 2023

Read more

Media enquires

Looking for an expert to speak at an event or comment on an item in the news?

Find an expert